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Cultural Bases for Self-Evaluation: Seeing Oneself Positively in Different Cultural Contexts

Show simple item record Becker M. Vignoles V.L. Owe E. Easterbrook M.J. Brown R. Smith P.B. Bond M.H. Regalia C. Manzi C. Brambilla M. Aldhafri S. Gonzalez R. Carrasco D. Paz Cadena M. Lay S. Schweiger Gallo I. Torres A. Camino L. Ozgen E. Guner U.E. Yamakoglu N. Silveira Lemos F.C. Trujillo E.V. Balanta P. Macapagal M.E.J. Cristina Ferreira M. Herman G. de Sauvage I. Bourguignon D. Wang Q. Fulop M. Harb C. Chybicka A. Mekonnen K.H. Martin M. Nizharadze G. Gavreliuc A. Buitendach J. Valk A. Koller S.H.
dc.contributor.editor 2014 2017-10-04T10:35:36Z 2017-10-04T10:35:36Z 2014
dc.identifier 10.1177/0146167214522836
dc.identifier.issn 01461672
dc.description.abstract Several theories propose that self-esteem, or positive self-regard, results from fulfilling the value priorities of one's surrounding culture. Yet, surprisingly little evidence exists for this assertion, and theories differ about whether individuals must personally endorse the value priorities involved. We compared the influence of four bases for self-evaluation (controlling one's life, doing one's duty, benefitting others, achieving social status) among 4,852 adolescents across 20 cultural samples, using an implicit, within-person measurement technique to avoid cultural response biases. Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses showed that participants generally derived feelings of self-esteem from all four bases, but especially from those that were most consistent with the value priorities of others in their cultural context. Multilevel analyses confirmed that the bases of positive self-regard are sustained collectively: They are predictably moderated by culturally normative values but show little systematic variation with personally endorsed values. © 2014 by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
dc.format.extent Pages: (657-675)
dc.language English
dc.publisher SAGE Publications Inc.; THOUSAND OAKS
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Publication Year: 2014; Volume: 40; no. 5; Pages: (657-675);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Cultural Bases for Self-Evaluation: Seeing Oneself Positively in Different Cultural Contexts
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Becker, M., University of Sussex, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Vignoles, V.L., University of Sussex, United Kingdom, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QH, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Owe, E., University of Sussex, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Easterbrook, M.J., University of Sussex, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Brown, R., University of Sussex, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Smith, P.B., University of Sussex, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Bond, M.H., Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China
dc.contributor.affiliation Regalia, C., Catholic University of Milan, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliation Manzi, C., Catholic University of Milan, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliation Brambilla, M., Catholic University of Milan, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliation Aldhafri, S., Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
dc.contributor.affiliation González, R., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
dc.contributor.affiliation Carrasco, D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
dc.contributor.affiliation Paz Cadena, M., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
dc.contributor.affiliation Lay, S., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
dc.contributor.affiliation Schweiger Gallo, I., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
dc.contributor.affiliation Torres, A., Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
dc.contributor.affiliation Camino, L., Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
dc.contributor.affiliation Özgen, E., Yasar University, Turkey
dc.contributor.affiliation Güner, Ü.E., Bilkent University, Turkey
dc.contributor.affiliation Yamakoǧlu, N., Bilkent University, Turkey
dc.contributor.affiliation Silveira Lemos, F.C., Federal University of Pará, Brazil
dc.contributor.affiliation Trujillo, E.V., Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
dc.contributor.affiliation Balanta, P., Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
dc.contributor.affiliation Macapagal, M.E.J., Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
dc.contributor.affiliation Cristina Ferreira, M., Salgado de Oliveira University, Brazil
dc.contributor.affiliation Herman, G., Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
dc.contributor.affiliation de Sauvage, I., Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
dc.contributor.affiliation Bourguignon, D., Université de Lorraine, France
dc.contributor.affiliation Wang, Q., Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
dc.contributor.affiliation Fülöp, M., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
dc.contributor.affiliation Harb, C., American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Chybicka, A., University of Gdansk, Poland
dc.contributor.affiliation Mekonnen, K.H., University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
dc.contributor.affiliation Martin, M., University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
dc.contributor.affiliation Nizharadze, G., Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia
dc.contributor.affiliation Gavreliuc, A., West University of Timisoara, Romania
dc.contributor.affiliation Buitendach, J., University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
dc.contributor.affiliation Valk, A., University of Tartu, Estonia
dc.contributor.affiliation Koller, S.H., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
dc.contributor.authorAddress Becker, M.; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CLLE-LTC, UMR 5263) and Université de Toulouse, Maison de la recherché, 5, allées A Machado, 31058 Toulouse Cedex 9, France; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Becker, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Vignoles, VL
dc.contributor.authorInitials Owe, E
dc.contributor.authorInitials Easterbrook, MJ
dc.contributor.authorInitials Brown, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Smith, PB
dc.contributor.authorInitials Bond, MH
dc.contributor.authorInitials Regalia, C
dc.contributor.authorInitials Manzi, C
dc.contributor.authorInitials Brambilla, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Aldhafri, S
dc.contributor.authorInitials Gonzalez, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Carrasco, D
dc.contributor.authorInitials Cadena, MP
dc.contributor.authorInitials Lay, S
dc.contributor.authorInitials Gallo, IS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Torres, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Camino, L
dc.contributor.authorInitials Ozgen, E
dc.contributor.authorInitials Guner, UE
dc.contributor.authorInitials Yamakoglu, N
dc.contributor.authorInitials Lemos, FCS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Trujillo, EV
dc.contributor.authorInitials Balanta, P
dc.contributor.authorInitials Macapagal, MEJ
dc.contributor.authorInitials Ferreira, MC
dc.contributor.authorInitials Herman, G
dc.contributor.authorInitials de Sauvage, I
dc.contributor.authorInitials Bourguignon, D
dc.contributor.authorInitials Wang, Q
dc.contributor.authorInitials Fulop, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Harb, C
dc.contributor.authorInitials Chybicka, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mekonnen, KH
dc.contributor.authorInitials Martin, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nizharadze, G
dc.contributor.authorInitials Gavreliuc, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Buitendach, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Valk, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Koller, SH
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Becker, M (reprint author), Ctr Natl Rech Sci CLLE LTC, UMR 5263, 5 Allees Machado, F-31058 Toulouse 9, France.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.relation.ispartofFundingAgency RES-062-23-1300, ESRC, Economic and Social Research Council
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Pers. Soc. Psychol. Bull.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 5
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword culture
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword identity
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword self-esteem
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword self-evaluation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword values
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dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ESTEEM
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ENHANCEMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus VALUES
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dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus JAPAN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus EAST
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